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SC GOP Senate Poll: Lindsey Graham Below 50%; Facing Runoff

February 6th, 2014 by Fritz Wenzel

FEBRUARY 6, 2014-A new Wenzel Strategies survey of likely Republican Primary Election voters statewide in South Carolina shows Lindsey Graham below 50% and likely headed toward a runoff election against state Senator Lee Bright for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. The poll also shows that just 38% of GOP voters believe Graham deserves to be re-elected, while 49% said it is time for someone new.

While the ratio of those who say they have a favorable opinion of Graham to those who hold an unfavorable opinion is nearly 1:1, Lee Bright’s fav-to-unfav ratio is much more positive. Graham’s lead overall in the survey is due to his wide name familiarity among voters. As Bright becomes better known among the electorate, the race will very likely tighten.

Here is the link to The State newspaper’s account of this latest Wenzel Strategies survey.

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